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Bodies in Seats

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After he got out of the military, he worked as a moderator for Facebook, where he purged the social network of the worst stuff that its users post on a daily basis: the hate speech, the murders, the child pornography.

The 800 or so workers there face relentless pressure from their bosses to better enforce the social network’s community standards, which receive near-daily updates that leave its contractor workforce in a perpetual state of uncertainty.

Facilities at the Tampa site are often filthy, with workers reporting that the office’s only bathroom has repeatedly been found smeared with feces and menstrual blood.

“Everyone at leadership was telling people he was fine — ‘oh, he’ll be okay,’” one co-worker recalled.

More than anything else, the contractors described an environment in which they are never allowed to forget how quickly they can be replaced.

“The iguana was screaming and crying.

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